Mike Schuh's EventFinder - Raison d'erte

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Here is why I started to create the EventFinder

In the fall of 1998, I was sent by my employer to a training class in Houston. I had my choice of several dates for the class, and chose that one because I was going to take a day of vacation later in the week to attend an orienteering meet - in Connecticut.

Before I went to Houston, I searched the Web for information on contra dances anywhere near Houston and western Connecticut. Unfortunately, this was a slow process, and I was still looking when I had to get my plane tickets. As a result, my trip went like this:

With better planning, I could have arranged to fly from Austin to Boston, allowing me to attend the contra dance in Cambridge that evening. Then, I could have spent the night in Boston, followed by a leisurely afternoon on Cape Cod (say) and the Rehoboth dance. A (one-way) drive the length of Connecticut the next day to the O' meet, and (with less traveling) I would not have been so exhausted on Sunday.

At least that's the theory.

Please write to me at the address below and let me know how you might use this EventFinder.


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